4 Must-Watch Fashion Documentaries


Hey everyone,

I love reading, learning and watching things about fashion, so I thought I'd share some of my fashion favourites with you guys! First up- documentaries. I find fashion documentaries so relaxing and informative, and seeing as two of my favourites are in French, they're educational too! I'm always trying to expand my knowledge of the fashion industry and I find it easiest to do this in a visual manner. Let's get straight into it!

‌•Coco Avant Chanel: I watched this a couple of years back and fell in love. Audrey Tatou plays Coco extremely well, and the clothes are beautiful in it. This is technically a documentary film, but it's one of my favourites nonetheless. If you're into fashion history I highly recommend that you check this out. It's in French but there are subtitles (if you cant find it under Coco Avant Chanel, try Coco Before Chanel instead!).

‌•Yves Saint Laurent: Another French documentary film! I actually only found this on Netflix a couple of weeks ago. Although some parts of it were a bit long drawn out, it was an extremely fascinating film overall. I gained a lot of respect for YSL after watching it, as he really did have a tough life. If you enjoyed Coco, you'll definitely enjoy this!

‌•The September Issue: I've watched this countless times on DVD, but I recently noticed that it's on Netflix too! The September Issue documents the work that goes into the famous (and biggest) issue of Vogue Magazine that comes out annually. It's like a real-life version of the Devil Wears Prada! The style, the celebs..I loved it all! It really gives such an insightful look at Anna Wintour's life too.

‌•Bill Cunningham New York: Another Netflix pick! This documentary follows the work of legendary fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, and his work for the New York Times. His street style photos are stunning, and this quirky documentary is a real feel-good watch. 

Have you any fashion documentary recommendations? Leave your suggestions below!

-Rachel x


  1. I love The September Issue! I even wrote about it on my blog last summer! I still have to watch the rest of the films you mentioned, the good thing is that Netflix is coming to my country in a few months! yay! :D

    Fashionably Sparkly

  2. I've been meaning to watch the september issue for a while now!
    Emma xo | missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  3. I've literally just gone straight Netflix to watch the Bill Cunningham New York One, sounds amazing. Love this post too it's nice and original!

    Made In The 1990's.

    1. Aw thank you, let me know what you think!


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